Forum Bugs

--no-embed-fonts fails if certain characters are used

Using one of the following characters as document content causes prince to embed a font, even if you specify the --no-embed-fonts switch:

ɬ ð ¼ probably many others too.

--no-embed-fonts should do what it says, and not embed fonts. I wouldn't have used the switch if I wanted to be ignored :)

Using 6.0r1 on Windows XP
Unfortunately when characters outside of basic Latin are used the font must be embedded so that the resulting PDF file can be rendered. We will be adding support for font subsetting in the future to reduce the size of PDF files with embedded fonts.
We have now added support for TrueType font subsetting to Prince, and you should find that the size of generated PDF files with embedded fonts is greatly reduced.